Google has lately, not been very active in releasing new appliances. But quiet recently it has been releasing one gadget after another and now it has taken a bold risk by releasing the Project Glass. Google focuses on creating market for its newly designed products. Project Glass now represents the next big step in mobile communications.
Project Glass is Google’s attempt to make wearable computing common. It is a smart pair of glasses with an integrated heads-up display and a battery hidden inside the frame. So,
How does Project Glass work?
Google’s glasses will use a transparent LCD or AMOLED display to put information in front of your eyeballs. It will use voice input and output. Glasses also has a camera and a GPS and you can scroll and click on information by just tilting your head!
Specifications include a small screen in front of your eye, which will have motion sensors, GPS and either 3G or 4G data connections. Moreover, it connects directly with the cloud and can connect to a smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.0. It also carries a front facing camera and a flash.
While using Google’s Glasses, you will practically feel like a super-being! You will have tiny pictures of people talking to you in the corner of your eye. You will be able to find your way around using sat-nav, you will be able to know when the subway is closed and to take and share photographs and to learn the ukulele (a member of the guitar family of instruments) in a day. The idea of this invention is to provide information in front of your eyes, whenever and where ever you need it.
This is a device with enormous potential to expand. Google is experimenting with designs that will fit over existing glasses so you don’t have to wear two lots of specs. Also, it can even end up in contact lenses!
Project Glass is said to market at an equivalent price to the smartphone and Google is making money just by advertising their upcoming release. Although Google hasn’t announced its release date, it is rumored to go on sale at some point in 2013. But the date is still very ambiguous because Google’s expert team is still working on the Glasses to enable it to work in dark and in bright sunlight. And it still has to focus on dynamic focusing. There are privacy implications too. Never mind your web history: Google Glass might record everything you see and do.